C L I V E H E A D EXHIBITIONS
Style and Philosophy
It has been said that Head has solved the question posed by the Cubists. Unlike a shattered Cubist image, however, Head uses a realist language of painting. But Head's realism has little in common with photorealism or photography. Instead, he aims to create a new form of realist painting for the twenty-first century.
The Artist's use of perspective is not bound by pre-determined rules; there is no pre-determined vanishing point where all the lines of perspective meet, but what Head calls 'vanishing zones'. He has also stated he 'rejects the Modernist fragmentation and seeks a seamless surface.'
Head's subject matter tends towards cityscapes, particularly London, although he has also painted New York, Moscow, Los Angeles, Prague, Rome and Paris, amongst other places.
2013 Museo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid (Spain)
2013 Kunsthalle Tubingen (Germany)
2013 Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum (Duisburg, Germany)
2012 Dulwich Picture Gallery (London, UK)
2010 Kunsthal, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2010 National Gallery, London (UK)
2006 Peninsular Fine Arts Centre, Newport News (Virginia, USA)
2004 Roberson Museum and Science Centre, Binghamton, New York (USA)